John Ludford: Treatise on Religion

Scope and Content

A treatise on doctrinal subjects and the sacraments, without title, apparently composed by John Ludford, 91 folios: (fo. 1v) Latin verses; (fo.2) extract from Alexander Pope's Messiah; (fo. 3) list of contents; (fo. 6) Scriptural texts; (fo. 6v) text.

Fos 43v-45 and 63 contain an extract from Milton's Paradise lost, Bk III, interrupted by 17 leaves (fos 46-62) containing the Communion Service from the Book of common prayer, printed. On fos 2, 5v and 62v are three French line engravings, of the Nativity, the Baptism of Christ, and the Crucifixion respectively. Inside the front cover is the bookplate of John Ludford, 'Christmas Day 1773'. On fo. 1v is 'OF. 5. 17', in the hand of the text. On fo. 6 is 'John Ludford, Ansley, 1739'. There is a scribbling with the date 1820 at fo. 90v.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Ludford of Ansley Hall, Warwickshire.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1923.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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